2016-11-18 Release

Notable contents of this release include Ooyala Player V4 release 4.10.4.

Software Feature Releases

Player V4 Release - Version 4.10.4

New Features in this Player Release

  • Playlist support. You can now integrate playlists created with Ooyala Theme Builder. See Using Playlists in Player V4.
  • Watermark support. In addition to custom watermarks (see Adding a Custom Branding Overlay to Player V4, Player V4 now supports watermarks configured in skin.json. You can configure the watermark location, transparency, click URL, and scaling. See the Player V4 JSON Schema documentation.
  • New showAdControls parameter for Google IMA. Enabling showAdControls displays Ooyala's ad control bar while an IMA ad is playing. For details, see Google IMA Ad Parameters.
  • New parameters for VAST ads. You can now use page-level parameters to specify the position and position type for VAST ads. For details, see VAST and VPAID Ad Parameters.
  • Default for adLoadTimeout parameter. This has been increased from 5 seconds to 25 seconds. If you already overridden the default, consider removing the override or increasing it to around 25 seconds. For details, see Configuring Ad Parameters.
  • Discovery and YouTube.If you use Ooyala Discovery with YouTube assets in Backlot, you can now mix YouTube assets with non-YouTube assets.
Important: Browsers are starting to drop default support for Flash. Are you ready? See the Player V4 Resources page and the Player Migration FAQ for details.

Default Player Links

To update to the latest Player V4 version from a previous version of Player V4:
  1. Download and host all of the new player resources (core plugin, skin plugins, CSS, font, and image resources, video plugins, ad plugins, analytics plugins, and so on) and update your resources to point to these new files.
  2. If you've customized your own Player skin using your own version of skin.json, download the latest skin.json file and merge any changes in this file with your customized skin.json file.
  • Core Player (required)
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.10.4/core.min.js
  • Player Skin
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.10.4/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.js
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.10.4/skin-plugin/skin.json
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.10.4/skin-plugin/html5-skin.min.css
  • Video Plugins (at least one required)
    • Main video plugin for HLS and MP4: http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.10.4/video-plugin/main_html5.min.js
    • OSMF Flash plugin for HDS: http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.10.4/video-plugin/osmf_flash.min.js
    • Bitmovin plugin for HLS and DASH: http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.10.4/video-plugin/bit_wrapper.min.js
    • Akamai HD video plugin: http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.10.4/video-plugin/akamaiHD_flash.min.js
    • Plugin for YouTube iFrame: http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.10.4/video-plugin/youtube.min.js
  • Ad Plugins
    • Ooyala Pulse Ad Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.10.4/ad-plugin/pulse.min.js
    • VAST and VPAID Ad Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.10.4/ad-plugin/ad_manager_vast.min.js
    • Google IMA Ad Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.10.4/ad-plugin/google_ima.min.js
    • FreeWheel Ad Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.10.4/ad-plugin/freewheel.min.js
  • Analytics Plugins
    • Adobe Analytics (Omniture) Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.10.4/analytics-plugin/omniture.js
    • Google Analytics Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.10.4/analytics-plugin/googleAnalytics.min.js
    • Nielsen Analytics Plugin: https://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.10.4/analytics-plugin/Nielsen.min.js
    • Player V4 YOUBORA Plugin: https://smartplugin.youbora.com/v5/javascript/ooyalav4/stable/sp.min.js
    • comScore Analytics Plugin: Please contact your account manager for access to this plugin.
  • Discovery Plugin
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.10.4/other-plugin/discovery_api.min.js
  • Playlists Plugin
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.10.4/other-plugin/playlists.js
  • Live SSAI Pulse Plugin
    • http://player.ooyala.com/static/v4/stable/4.10.4/ad-plugin/ssai_pulse.js

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This content was published on Nov 19 at 05:00 AM UTC.